From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by ArchaicKoala » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:43 am

I never used to think much of the genre but playing Advance Wars completely changed my perception - Once you start playing it you just can't put it down, it is incredibly addictive :mrgreen:

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Post by ivarf » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:10 am

NickThorpe wrote:Hi all, for the mailbag section this month we're asking for your favourite turn-based strategy game. Go go!
Without doubt, Warlords 3 - Darklords Rising on the PC. We played it through email, up to 8 human players, random maps. When we were less than 8 humans, we let the computer play the others. The computer set at the highest difficulty level, the world as big as we could get it, hidden map.

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Post by kaiserpc » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:54 am

mmm so many to choose from (and I'll include tb wargames as they're basically the same genre).

My 4 favs are Lords of Midnight, Fire Emblem, Fantasy General, but I'm going to go for a game probably nobody else has played or heard of - called "Sorcerer Lord" - circa 1987, c64 by pss (also out on the Speccy, ST, Amiga, PC and also the Amstrad I think). It's a fantasy tbs / wargame where you play the goodies (humans/dwarves/elves) against basically armies of Ring Wraiths. Growing up reading Lord of the Rings and enjoying tbs wargames - this is the nearest I could get to playing a Lord of the Rings wargame. It also had a nice twist that I haven't seen before or after - in that, rather than go straight on the offensive against the "SorcererLords" you had to "wake up" all your allies 1st by going and visiting their castles (and then you could get re-inforcements each turn). I played the game to death over the years, but never truly won it due to a programming bug that caused you to lose some of the fights where you should have won - this annoyed me that much that I eventually re-wrote the game for the PC in glBasic.
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Post by Sel Feena » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:49 pm

I'll always have a soft spot for Shining Force, one of my favourite Genesis games. I'd also say Disgaea (take your pick which one).
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Post by Greyfox » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:33 pm

Without a doubt the wonderfully hilarious French Atari ST classic " North & South", wonderful humour and great little turn based strategy game,everyone needs to try this classic game before they die. A great one for this list :)
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Post by Mancman » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Laser Squad on the CPC. I had never played anything like it and I was totally blown away, literally!

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Post by PanzerGeneral » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:08 am

Civilisation(Test of Time) on the PC and Panzer General II-also on the PC.
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Post by Nikolai » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:10 pm

Definitely Civilization II.:) It made me into a life long civ and grand strategy addict!

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Post by markopoloman » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:20 pm

For those interested, Galactic Civilizations 2 is very very cheap in the humble Bundle store (PC)... A most excellent turn based strategy game :D
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Post by the_hawk » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:16 am

Chaos on the Spectrum, anything more complicated than that gives me the head staggers.
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Post by Matt_B » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:47 am

markopoloman wrote:For those interested, Galactic Civilizations 2 is very very cheap in the humble Bundle store (PC)... A most excellent turn based strategy game :D
Even better than that, it's in the latest Humble Jumble bundle where you can have the Steam key for as little as a dollar. It's worth beating the average to get a bunch of other games including Crusader Kings 2 though.

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Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:51 pm

Not really a fan of the genre. but i did play a lot of Laser Squad back in the day. Top game. :)
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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by Doddsy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:16 pm

Battle Chess. Take a 6th Century game idea and add a modern spin on the idea to spice things up - animated fighting board pieces. Simples but effective!

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Re: From the forum issue 133 - Favourite turn-based strategy

Post by markopoloman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:05 pm

Matt_B wrote:
markopoloman wrote:For those interested, Galactic Civilizations 2 is very very cheap in the humble Bundle store (PC)... A most excellent turn based strategy game :D
Even better than that, it's in the latest Humble Jumble bundle where you can have the Steam key for as little as a dollar. It's worth beating the average to get a bunch of other games including Crusader Kings 2 though.
yeah, that's what I meant :D Got the bundle and it is excellent!
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